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The Savannah Chamber Weekly Digest
Everything You Need to Know From the Chamber

July 24, 2023

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Savannah Conducts City-to-City Visits in Atlanta Metro

Last week, Leadership Savannah’s 2023 Class explored the City of Atlanta and the City of Peachtree Corners. The class listened to presentations from government leaders during their visit, including Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, Policy Director for the Mayor of Atlanta, Chanel Zeisel, and Savannah City Manager Jay Melder. Community leaders shared insights on critical topics like affordable housing in their cities.

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Coffee Chats at The Cambria Hotel | Wednesday, August 16

Members are invited to attend the August Coffee Chats at The Cambria Hotel Savannah Downtown Historic District. Kickstart your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and stimulating business conversations with potential clients and business peers.

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2023 Chamber Business Expo | Thursday, September 14

Join us for the 2023 Chamber Business Expo and Business Connection on Thursday, September 14, from 3 – 7 p.m. at The Kehoe Ironworks Building. This popular Chamber event is FREE to attend and welcomes more than 500 members and guests for an afternoon of showcasing exhibitors’ products and services and business networking. 

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Stunning Growth Predicted in Savannah's Manufacturing Sector

The Chamber hosted a joint meeting of the President's Council and Owner's Council last week with Dr. Michael Toma of the Terry Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Toma provided a mid-year update on the state of the local economy, where he announced that our local economy is again picking up steam after some slight softening. Despite the setbacks the pandemic has caused, our local region has created more than 54,000 new jobs since 2010. In 2023, our local unemployment rate remains at or near historic lows with the creation of an additional 4,500 new jobs, including positive job growth in the tourism sector in 2022 and 2023.

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Georgia DOT Hosting Public Comment Period for Proposed US 17/SR 404 Spur Bridge Project, July 17-27 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is seeking comments on the proposed US 17/SR 404 Spur Bridge Major Maintenance Project (PI No. 0019219) in Chatham County, July 17 – 27. Comments collected will be part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document that is being prepared for the project and will be considered as the project team develops the maintenance plans. The proposed project will replace the existing cables, bridge bearings, and joints as part of the planned maintenance of the cable stayed bridge.

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Leadership Savannah is Accepting Applications for 2024 

Leadership Savannah is looking for applicants for the Class of 2024. We seek proven leaders who aspire to the opportunity to grow further. For more than 60 years, Leadership Savannah has been identifying, enhancing, and training the leaders of the greater Savannah area. With more than 1500 graduates, Leadership Savannah’s intimate environment fosters lasting, close bonds among class members and alums.

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Calling Exhibitors for 2023 Chamber Business Expo

Join us for the 2023 Chamber Business Expo and Business Connection on Thursday, September 14, from 3 – 7 p.m. at The Kehoe Ironworks Building. This popular Chamber event welcomes more than 500 members and guests for an afternoon of showcasing exhibitors' products and services. This is also an excellent time for business networking. So become an exhibitor by registering for booth space today!

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Nominations Open for 2023 Chamber Business Awards

Every year, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes some of the outstanding businesses in our community and honors individuals that represent local economic drivers in hospitality, manufacturing, and small business. This is your chance to honor standout leaders and recognize amazing businesses that have contributed so much to our city.

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Show Off Your Brand in a Chamber Raffle Basket

This year, members have an exclusive opportunity to show off their brand at the Annual Chamber Business Expo by contributing their unique brand items into a raffle basket. Three giveaway gift baskets with various products from different businesses will be drawn at the event.

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Coffee Chats at The Clyde Market 

Last week, the Chamber held its July Coffee Chats event at The Clyde Market. A big shout-out goes to all the amazing members who joined us! Area professionals experienced engaging conversations and worked on fostering invaluable connections in our business community. We’re so proud to have such a vibrant community driving growth and collaboration in our city. 

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Welcome our newest members and remember to do business with your fellow Chamber members!

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Thank you to these members for their continued support through their membership.

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Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening events, and join us in congratulating the below members who recently hosted a celebration!

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